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2018 District Convention News

“Grace Above All” is the theme of the 27th Biennial MN South District Convention –June 29-30, 2018 at the Verizon Center, Mankato, MN. 

The theme is based on theBible verse “But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me wasnot in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:10a).


Post Convention News:

Grace Notes - Friday Convention Newsletter

Grace Notes - Saturday Convention Newsletter


After requests for a shorter convention, it was shortened to Friday through Saturday. The business and decisions of the LWML Minnesota South District must be conducted at the convention. This includes setting the 2018 – 2020 Mission Goal, choosing the Mission Grants that we will fund, updating Bylaws, and electing the officersthat will serve from 2018 – 2022. Christian Life Bible studies were at 7:15am on Friday and Saturday, with the third Bible study Saturday afternoon as part of the convention program. The Communion Service was Friday evening. Rev. Robert Mundahl, LWML National Senior Counselor, as Proclaimer. Bible study leader was Rev. Dr. Gary Zieroth, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions, Fort Wayne Seminary. Mission Speakers were Rev. Ben Griffin, Executive Director of LINC Twin Cities, and Rev. Ryan McDermott, Area Facilitator for Deaf Ministry - West and Central Africa.

Changing the convention was challenging. Some things had to be eliminated. Our hope is that this convention honored God, and inspired all who attend to: “Serve the Lord with Gladness” (Psalm 100:2).
Margaret Hesemann, LWML District President 2014 - 2018


Pre Convention Documents:  

This information was in the Convention Manual.

*Candidate Bios

 * Proposed 2018-2020 Mission Grants

 * Proposed Amendments to ByLaws


Mini Convention Schedule: See convention newsletter for room numbers.

Thursday, June 28

  • Convention Registration  5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
  • Mission Pledge Walk        6:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
  • Servant Event                  7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
  • First-Timers Event          8:00 P.M.

Friday, June 29

  • Convention Registration  6:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
  • Bible Study                      7:15 A.M.
  • Convention Sessions       8:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
  • Choir Rehearsal              4:15 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.
  • Worship Service with Communion 7:30 P.M.

Saturday, June 30

  • Bible Study                    7:15 A.M.
  • Convention Sessions     8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.